Developers Submit Plans For the Bevo Mill

By on April 30, 2016

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The couple who own the Boo Cat Club and Majorette event spaces and the couple who own restaurants Vin de Set and 1111 Mississippi each want to redo the Bevo Mill.

Pat and Carol Schuchard, owners of the Boo Cat, and Paul and Wendy Hamilton, the owners of Vin de Set, submitted competing proposals Friday to buy the Bevo, which is owned by the St. Louis Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority.

The LCRA had set a deadline of Friday for proposals to redevelop the landmark at 4749 Gravois Avenue in St. Louis. The agency wants a new operator to buy or lease Bevo and commit to investing at least $1 million in upgrades to the building and outdoor spaces.

Both the Hamiltons and Schuchards each propose to buy Bevo and equip it with a microbrewery, restaurant and beer garden, officials said.

Otis Williams, executive director of the St. Louis Development Corp., the city’s development arm, said in a statement he’s happy to have proposals to return the Bevo Mill to “its original glory.”

“Everyone will be pleased when they see the lights on, a full parking lot, and the mill turning again,” he said.

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